The feel good movie of the year, Lars von Trier’s critically acclaimed and controversial Antichrist, is coming home by way of the Criterion Collection on DVD and Blu-ray, and we’ve got the goods on what to expect once it gets here!
According to High Def Digest the Criterion Collection has announced Antichrist for a Blu-ray release on November 9. This disturbing psychological thriller premiered at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and stars Willem Dafoe and Cannes best actress Charlotte Gainsbourg. The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: audio commentary by von Trier and professor Murray Smith; video interviews with von Trier and actors Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg; a collection of video pieces delving into the production of Antichrist, including interviews with von Trier and key members of his filmmaking team as well as behind-the-scenes footage; Chaos Reigns at the Cannes Film Festival 2009, a documentary on the film’s world premiere, plus press interviews with Dafoe and Gainsbourg; three theatrical trailers; and a booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Ian Christie.
A couple lose their young son when he falls out the window while they have sex in the other room. The mother’s grief consigns her to hospital, but her therapist husband brings her home intent on treating her depression himself. To confront her fears they go to stay at their remote cabin in the woods, “Eden”, where something untold happened the previous summer. Told in four chapters with a prologue and epilogue, the film details acts of lustful cruelty as the man and woman unfold the darker side of nature outside and within.
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